Slot sales decrease in Canada and the United States by 5.6%
A study showed that slot machine unit sales declined by 5.6% in the second quarter of 2019.
Eilers & Krejcik Gaming recently published a gaming report concerning Q2 2019. In it, a decline in slot machine unit sales in Canada and the United States was noted. We'll take a look at this story about slot sales decrease next.
Sales of Slot Machines down 5.6%
Eilers & Krejcik Gaming is a gaming research and consultancy company which focused on the slot machine market in a recent study. The report found that sales in the United States and Canada for Q2 2019 declined by 5.6% year-on-year, down to 19,475 units. While replacement sales were healthy, expansionary sales growth was weaker, leading to the overall decline.
Growth in replacement sales of 20% was more than offset by a 67% decline in expansionary sales.
Weakness in expansionary sales
In Q2 2019, sales between April and June of replacement slot machines were healthy by growing by 20%, reaching 17,500 units. This figure was, unfortunately, more than offset by the decline of replacement slot machines sales which were down by 67% year-on-year to no more than 2,000 units.
The question remains as to whether the slot sales decrease is a temporary slowdown or whether the North American land-based casino industry is no longer a growth sector. We'll find out in the following quarters.